Spoon made from crepe myrtle wood

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Project by Scott posted 07-27-2017 10:53 PM 2723 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some crepe myrtle sticks in the wood pile and decided to make a spoon with it. There were a few small knots in it but it worked out anyway. The wood was easy to work, and I finished it with sesame oil.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#1 posted 07-27-2017 10:57 PM

Very well done.

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#2 posted 07-28-2017 12:18 AM

Nice looking spoon!



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#3 posted 07-29-2017 04:59 PM

Like the spoon, and I’ve never worked with crepe myrtle – don’t usually see that tree around here. Sesame oil is an odd choice for finish though – doesn’t it smell really strongly of sesame now? Maybe it’s not as strong as I’m imagining. A teaspoon of that stuff in my stir-fry and I really know it’s in there! Most folks use mineral oil or flax seed (aka lindseed) oil.

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#4 posted 07-29-2017 05:08 PM

I have a couple 5-6” straight crepe myrtle trunks drying. Reminds me of ash in miniature.

Good stuff.

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#5 posted 07-30-2017 03:15 AM

Jeremymcon, my sesame oil isn’t strong at all so the spoon smells fine. Maybe it depends on the kind of oil that you use, but I suggest giving it a try. I use it because it is in my cabinet already and it doesn’t go rancid, so it seems like a good fit for spoons.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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